Sunday, November 16, 2014

Volkstrauertag 2014 in Germany

Private Egon J Kranz,
buried at Ft. Sheridan
Today is Volkstrauertag in Gemany, the Day of Mourning. On this day Germans remember those who died during armed conflicts as well as the victims of war.

Each year DANK, the Deutsch Amerikanischer National Kongress, holds a ceremony at Fort Sheridan Cemetery in Lake Forest at the graves of eight German World War II soldiers who died in captivity while being held in prison of war camps in the United States.

Germany has been a peace since 1945 and the Federal Republic of Germany has been an American ally since 1949. That is something to be thankful for.

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